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similar question was considered wherein the orders were passed
by the District Revenue Officer placing reliance in his report on
the aforesaid Memo dated 3.4.1984. This Court observed that the
said Memo was quashed by this Court in 1985(1) APLJ 252 - (1)
and the same was upheld by the Supreme Court in STATE OF
A.R vs N.CHANDRA SEKHAR - (2) and in the light of the same,
the impugned orders were set aside and fresh enquiry was di-
rected to be conducted into the social status of the petitioner by
an officer not below the rank of Sub-Collector.
In the instant case, as noticed above, the impugned orders
are passed by the Revenue Divisional Officer and is based upon
the aforesaid Memo dated 3.4.1984 which was held invalid. Fresh
enquiry has therefore to be directed to be conducted in the case
of the petitioner also with similar guidelines as has been speci-
fied and laid down in the Writ Petition No.9967 of 1987 in the
instant case also.
Accordingly, it is directed that the respondents shall cause
an enquiry into the social status of the petitioner by an officer not
below the rank of Sub-Collector, keeping in view the following
guidelines while enquiring into the matter.
The Certifying officer should verify the following points while
issuing caste community certificates to the SC/STs and BCs.
1. That the person and his parents actually belong to
2. That this community is included in the presidential or-
der specifying the SC/ST in relating to the concerned
3. That the person belongs to that state and to the area
within that state in respect of which the community